In some ways it's a wonderful, rich, wise and sophisticated book. In other ways it romantisises parenting and feels a bit judging of most parents. Mainly I just wish that each statement was referenced as the instinctual, opinion and factual claims are all mixed up without any anchor to where the info comes from. I also think the book glorifies parenting in the developing world where, along side the wonderful things it describes, you also have child marriage and FGM etc.
All in all it's definitely worth a read but only when you're in a frame of mind to discriminate and take things "with a pinch of salt*
Diaper Free: The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene (英語) ペーパーバック – 2006/8/29
INGRID BAUER writes and speaks regularly about parenting, health, and natural living. Her work has appeared in magazines and other publications in Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe. She lives with her partner and children in British Columbia, Canada.
I'd have given this more but I haven't seen any practical ways to implement these ideas and have read better books on the subjec2015年6月15日に英国でレビュー済み
I agree with the other three star review, I'd have given this more but I haven't seen any practical ways to implement these ideas and have read better books on the subject. There was no "part time" approach so I read a book that suggested starting with catching poops but worrying about pees until the baby was a bit older and you were ready and I liked that as I believe it's something I could work around my daily routine but in this book the goal seems to be getting a child dry as quickly as possible rather than finding a method that works for you and moving a child too fast is just as detrimental as leaving them in nappies too long as far as I'm concerned. Personally I intend to start this journey when my son can sit unaided and then take it from there. I'm glad I got this book for another perspective and it DOES have some insights but I gave it three stars because apart from theory I don't feel it had much to offer to the subject.
Zoe N. Wood
Informative and interesting2013年4月28日に英国でレビュー済み
I really liked this book as it opened ny eyes to a whole new way of toileting- I do think EC is a lot harder to practice than she makes out in todays world though, we no longer live in the kind of community where everyone can help out and it is hard to practice when distracted by toddlers, food, phones etc but I have incorporated many of the principles into my daily life. It is worth a read even if you can not follow natural infant hygeine word for word.